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  • Dollar General acquisition would be a 'big deal'  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    The potential Dollar General purchase of Family Dollar would be a "big deal" in the retail space, especially for investors, says Patrick McKeever, managing director and senior equity analyst at MKM Partners.

  • *CNNC and CGN pooling resources to compete globally. Plans have already been submitted to the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission to merge the China National Nuclear Corporation with the China General Nuclear Power Corporation, said Xu Lianyi, a former government official and industry consultant. "The merger between CGN and CNNC...

  • Plans have already been submitted to the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission to merge the China National Nuclear Corporation with the China General Nuclear Power Corporation, said Xu Lianyi, a former government official and industry consultant. "The merger between CGN and CNNC is inevitable," said Xu, speaking on the sidelines of an...

  • European shares gain on ECB stimulus bets; Greece leads Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    *Greece, Spain, Italy lead rally ahead of ECB meeting. *Telenor, TeliaSonera rally after deal to merge units. LONDON, Dec 3- European stocks rose on Wednesday, led by shares in Greece, Italy and Spain, as investors bet the European Central Bank would signal further economic stimulus at a policy meeting on Thursday.

  • Dealmaking is only in the 5th inning: Schwarzman Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

    Blackstone Group's Steve Schwarzman also tells CNBC: "I don't think the Fed will throw us into a next recession."

  • *Telenor, TeliaSonera rally after unit merger deal. PARIS, Dec 3- European stocks rose in early trading on Wednesday, with Nordic telecom operators Telenor and TeliaSonera rallying after agreeing to merge their Danish operations. Shares in Germany's sportswear firm Adidas AG and food retailer Metro featured among the top losers, hurt by worries over the two...

  • Demand for corporate bonds beats supply  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Debt-fuelled buybacks and mergers will continue to grow and "intensify" in 2015, says Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities.

  • Cypress & Spansion to merge  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Cypress and Spansion are to merge in a $1.6 billion all-stock deal.

  • Altice set to buy Oi's Portugal operations - sources Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    The deal with Oi marks the effective unwinding of Oi's ill-fated merger with Portugal Telecom, which hit the rocks earlier this year when the Portuguese side lost hundreds of millions of euros in the country's Espirito Santo banking scandal. Altice already owns two small cable companies in Portugal and buying the former state-owned monopoly Portugal...

  • *Coke to buy SABMiller some non-alcoholic brands. *SABMiller says merger to save soft drink expansion spending. JOHANNESBURG, Nov 27- SABMiller and Coca-Cola will combine the operations which mix, bottle and distribute their soft drinks in Africa, creating a group with sales of $2.9 billion and ambitions to corner a fast-growing market.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Medtronic Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Dublin- based Covidien Plc on condition that it sell its drug-coated balloon catheter business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Medtronic and Covidien shareholders will vote on the merger on Jan. 6. Medtronic is the world's largest stand-alone medical device maker, with a...

  • Why a Glencore-Rio Tinto merger makes sense  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:25 PM ET

    Scott Philips, Advisor at The Motley Fool, says a merger between Rio Tinto and Glencore makes sense but warns that the deal will be riskier for Glencore.

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting fresh records on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. "The carry-over effect from China, taken with the fact that the U.S. is pretty healthy, and you have a market with a bias to...

  • *Oil regains some lost ground ahead of OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, extending a global equity rally in Asia and Europe fueled by merger activity and signals that central banks were willing to step further into the economic breach to support growth and inflation. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi also looked to be...

  • Starz exploring sale of its business: Report Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    The screening room at the Starz Denver Film Festival.

    Pay-TV channel Starz is seeking as much as $5 billion in a potential sale, the New York Post reports.

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting fresh records on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. "The carry-over effect from China, taken with the fact that the U.S. is pretty healthy, and you have a market with a bias to...

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday,...

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise, boosted by merger activity Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory, on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday, with the Dow and S&P...

  • The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.. Media companies including Time Warner, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp had approached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the FCC's order would...

  • SEOUL, Nov 21- Investors are challenging the unilateral decisions made by South Korea's biggest family-run firms, putting pressure on the chaebols that form the backbone of Asia's fourth-largest economy to take their interests into consideration. This week, investor backlash led Samsung Heavy Industries and Samsung Engineering, affiliates of Samsung...